Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Summary

PROMs measure health gain in patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement and up to September 2017, varicose vein and groin hernia surgery in England, based on responses to questionnaires before and after surgery.

This provides an indication of the outcomes or quality of care delivered to NHS patients and has been collected by all providers of NHS-funded care since April 2009. 

Provider level PROMs data is published quarterly in February, May, August and November, and also contains data for England and CCGs.  Registered providers can access data on a monthly basis via our provider extract service. Publications are provisional until the data set is declared finalised.

PROMs data was collected on varicose vein and groin hernia procedures in England, however following on from the NHS England Consultation on PROMs, collection of these procedures ceased on 1 October 2017. Finalised data for varicose vein and groin hernia procedures for 2016/17 has now been published and finalised data for 2017/18 is due to be published in June 2018. Historical data will be unaffected.

Latest provisional data

 

Data at provider and clinical commissioning group (CCG) levels, with interactive analysis tools and CSV data files that can be used to perform further analyses on our data, plus a national level overview.

Finalised PROMs data releases

PROMs Special Topics

PROMs special topics are extended analyses of finalised PROMs data. 

The consultation on changes to NHS Digital Statistics 2016/17 - 2018/19 proposed to discontinue the PROMs special topics as a regular production. This proposal was not objected to in the feedback to the consultation, however it is intended that special topics will still continue to be released on an ad-hoc basis where there is a recognised need. Please refer to the consultation outcomes report for further information.

Special topics based on finalised 2013-14 PROMs data

Special Topic: Time-series Analysis: PROMs from 2009-10 to 2014-15 (published November 2015)

Special Topic: A Study on Varicose Vein Treatments, Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England (published February 2016)

Special Topic: Rates of Attrition 2013-14 (published May 2016)

Special topics based on finalised 2012-13 PROMs data

Special Topic: Directly Standardised Rates of Episodes (published November 2014)

Special Topic: Patient engagement with PROMs by demographic characteristics, procedure type and self-reported pre-operative health (published February 2015)

Special Topic: Quality of Life Dimensions (published May 2015)

Special topics based on finalised 2011-12 PROMs data

Special Topic: Patient-level data, 2009-12 data (published February 2012)

Special Topic: Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (published November 2013)

Special Topic: EQ-5D™ Index Analysis (published May 2014)

Special topics based on finalised 2010-11 PROMs data

Special Topic: Equality, 2009-11 data (published November 2011)

Special Topic: Oxford Hip Score and Oxford Knee Score, 2010-11 data (published November 2012)

Special Topic: Complications after surgery, 2010-11 data (published May 2013)

Special Topic: Satisfaction with and success of surgery, 2010-11 data (published February 2013)

Special topics based on finalised 2009-10 PROMs data

Special Topic: EQ-5D™ Descriptive System, 2009-10 data (published May 2012)

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